The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay is currently enrolling students for fall of 2015 in three new Engineering Technology programs. The new programs in Electrical, Mechanical and Environmental Engineering Technology will lead to a bachelor of science degree and are designed to make a high-demand field more easily accessible to students in the New North region while also addressing manufacturers’ demands for well-prepared engineering graduates.
The program offers students “multiple points of entry.” Students pursuing any of the three majors will be able to begin their academic studies at any one of 12 Northeastern Wisconsin Educational Resource Alliance (NEW ERA) institutions and colleges. Whether they start at a two-year UW College, the College of the Menominee Nation, an area technical college or a four-year university, all students complete the bachelor’s degree program at either UW-Green Bay or UW Oshkosh.
NEW ERA institutions will deliver the Engineering Technology programs collaboratively. This collaboration provides a breadth of faculty expertise, conceptual and hands-on learning opportunities, and access to state-of-the art laboratory equipment, technology and facilities.
“This program will provide students with a degree that has some very explicit and specific employment opportunities in areas which manufacturers are saying they need,” said Scott Furlong, dean of Liberal Arts and Sciences at UW-Green Bay, one of the two four-year institutions that will graduate the program’s students. “For students who have always thought about doing engineering or engineering-type work, it provides a Northeastern Wisconsin option for them to do that.”
More information about these new programs can be found at http://engineeringGB.com/.